Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United to sack him.
Carragher stated this while speaking to Sky Sports about Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
In the interview, the 37-year-old accused United of betraying him and insisted he will never respect manager Erik ten Hag.
Carragher said: “He wants to be sacked, that’s obvious.
“He told the club in the summer that he wanted to leave. There were no takers, maybe because of his wages or the price Man Utd wanted.
“I think he knows that’s going to be the same in this next transfer window and he is now trying to be sacked or wants to leave on a free.”
Ronaldo’s current contract with United expires in June 2023.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021 and finished as the club’s top scorer with 24 goals.
He will now fly out to Qatar with Portugal for his fifth appearance at the World Cup.